Box of silk cocoons from Centennial Exhibition
Paper, organic material
overall (in box): 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm )
Purple cardboard box with removable lid containing four silk worm cocoons.
printed: top of box: "JOSEPH NEWUMANN. / SILK WORM . MALE MOTHS FEMALE / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL."
handwritten: on bottom of box, on label: "25."
printed: on paper insert: ""JOS. NEWMANN, / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. / AT THE CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHILADELPHIA. / American Silk Department, Main Building. / A 17, 18, Agricultural Hall, And the California Centennial Building."
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